Florida Executes Murderer, Abuse Victim Despite Appeal From Catholic Bishops

In a final statement before his execution Tuesday night, Florida death row inmate Michael Zack III said he made no excuses for the crimes he committed, but said he wished he could have had “a second chance, to live out my days in prison and continue to do all I can to make a difference in this world.”

Oklahoma Archbishop Coakley Calls for Ban of State Death Penalty

WASHINGTON – Hours after Oklahoma executed 51-year-old Jemaine Cannon July 20, Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley urged “all people of goodwill to join me in advocating for an end to the death penalty in Oklahoma.”  In its place, he called on state officials to work toward “actual justice that respects human dignity and prioritizes healing […]